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The Music Industry's New Math


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The Incredible Shrinking No. 1 Album:

The record for the lowest-selling No. 1 albums in the SoundScan era (since 1991) was broken three times in early 2011. Before that, it was broken only three times in sixteen years.

Do you know anyone who buys albums anymore?

Now it's all about singles on iTunes, Amazon, etc.

I buy albums from only a handful of artists that I love.

Agreed. From artists like explosions in the sky and m83 for me. Albums are progressions for those great artists...the whole is greater than the sum of all singles.

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